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AntsTopia's Myrmecocystus Mendax journal (again, again)

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#1 Offline AntsTopia - Posted November 21 2022 - 3:26 PM

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Hey everyone I'm back,I haven't been active in a few months but here I am! If your wondering sadly my camponotus flordanuis colony died if you followed that journal. Anyway if you followed my other myrmecocystus mendax journal you'll know that the queen died and I got scammed and he didn't have a permit. Well here I go again with someone in my area giving me a myrmecocystus mendax queen with 15 workers and a ton of brood. Yes I live in Florida, and God knows where this person acquired this queen. It's best not to ask. Honestly I don't know either. Anyway I'll post pics next week and if you have advice it would be appreciated for this species. Thanks everyone.

- also if you saw this is in the general ant section it's because i accidntally posted it there.

Edited by AntsTopia, December 28 2022 - 6:48 AM.

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If all humans worked to together like ants the world would be like…SO MUCH BETTER

Keeper of: Camponotus Flordanius, Pogonomyrmex Occidentalis, Tetramorium Sp. E, Camponotus Vicinus, Pheidole bicaranata, Solenopsis Invicta, Pogonomyrmex Rugosus, Colobis Impressa, Lasius brevicornis, Brachymermex Patagonius, Myrmcoctysus Mendax

If I got some species names wrong, just know I can't spell some English words so what makes you think I can spell Latin words? :)

#2 Offline ANTdrew - Posted November 21 2022 - 6:20 PM

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Just ask a moderator to move the post next time.
"The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer." Prov. 30:25
Keep ordinary ants in extraordinary ways.

#3 Offline AntsTopia - Posted November 24 2022 - 10:57 AM

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Ok ty
If all humans worked to together like ants the world would be like…SO MUCH BETTER

Keeper of: Camponotus Flordanius, Pogonomyrmex Occidentalis, Tetramorium Sp. E, Camponotus Vicinus, Pheidole bicaranata, Solenopsis Invicta, Pogonomyrmex Rugosus, Colobis Impressa, Lasius brevicornis, Brachymermex Patagonius, Myrmcoctysus Mendax

If I got some species names wrong, just know I can't spell some English words so what makes you think I can spell Latin words? :)

#4 Offline AntsTopia - Posted November 24 2022 - 11:03 AM

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Queen is not really active and mostly getting tended to by the workers. No reletes yet but am expecting them soon after 20-30 workers. I have taken care of a M. Mendax queen before but she was a founding queen and she died so yeah. That was it. Hopefully this colony will live longer. Any tips about pots in general is appreciated. Again I did not pay for these pots and this person was happy to get them off their hands. I really don't want this to be a thread of debate. Happy Thanksgiving everyone.
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If all humans worked to together like ants the world would be like…SO MUCH BETTER

Keeper of: Camponotus Flordanius, Pogonomyrmex Occidentalis, Tetramorium Sp. E, Camponotus Vicinus, Pheidole bicaranata, Solenopsis Invicta, Pogonomyrmex Rugosus, Colobis Impressa, Lasius brevicornis, Brachymermex Patagonius, Myrmcoctysus Mendax

If I got some species names wrong, just know I can't spell some English words so what makes you think I can spell Latin words? :)

#5 Offline AntBoi3030 - Posted November 25 2022 - 8:26 AM

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Happy thanksgiving! Good luck with your colony.
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Pheidole Tysoni, Selonopis Molesta, Brachymyrmex Depilis, Tetramorium Immagrians, Prenolepis Imparis, Pheidole Bicirinata 


#6 Offline AntsTopia - Posted December 27 2022 - 3:19 PM

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Cocoons! 2nd generation is coming fast. Do u guys think that maybe there could be a replete in the 2nd generation cocoons? One cocoon is a bit larger than the rest.

Edited by AntsTopia, December 27 2022 - 3:19 PM.

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If all humans worked to together like ants the world would be like…SO MUCH BETTER

Keeper of: Camponotus Flordanius, Pogonomyrmex Occidentalis, Tetramorium Sp. E, Camponotus Vicinus, Pheidole bicaranata, Solenopsis Invicta, Pogonomyrmex Rugosus, Colobis Impressa, Lasius brevicornis, Brachymermex Patagonius, Myrmcoctysus Mendax

If I got some species names wrong, just know I can't spell some English words so what makes you think I can spell Latin words? :)

#7 Offline AntsTopia - Posted January 1 2023 - 6:57 AM

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1/1/23 IK it's weird

I noticed this morning the queen was hanging upside down in the mini hearth that they are in. Her gaster is huge! Point is I think this happens in most honeypot colonies, where the queen acts like a first replete to the colony. Am I correct?
If all humans worked to together like ants the world would be like…SO MUCH BETTER

Keeper of: Camponotus Flordanius, Pogonomyrmex Occidentalis, Tetramorium Sp. E, Camponotus Vicinus, Pheidole bicaranata, Solenopsis Invicta, Pogonomyrmex Rugosus, Colobis Impressa, Lasius brevicornis, Brachymermex Patagonius, Myrmcoctysus Mendax

If I got some species names wrong, just know I can't spell some English words so what makes you think I can spell Latin words? :)

#8 Offline Ant-nig321 - Posted January 1 2023 - 7:29 AM

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1/1/23 IK it's weird

I noticed this morning the queen was hanging upside down in the mini hearth that they are in. Her gaster is huge! Point is I think this happens in most honeypot colonies, where the queen acts like a first replete to the colony. Am I correct?

Yes!.feed them more sugar,honey water,it will make the queen tired of being the only replate in the colony and produce some.do you have any pic of them

Edited by Ant-nig321, January 1 2023 - 7:42 AM.


#9 Offline AntsTopia - Posted January 2 2023 - 5:33 AM

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You have a pot colony? I'll be posting pictures at 2 or 3 because my camera is charging so I'll post then. The mini hearth glass got condensation. Anybody know the reason for this? I never changed the water under it or the tempature. And it's been fine for about a month. I'm confused
If all humans worked to together like ants the world would be like…SO MUCH BETTER

Keeper of: Camponotus Flordanius, Pogonomyrmex Occidentalis, Tetramorium Sp. E, Camponotus Vicinus, Pheidole bicaranata, Solenopsis Invicta, Pogonomyrmex Rugosus, Colobis Impressa, Lasius brevicornis, Brachymermex Patagonius, Myrmcoctysus Mendax

If I got some species names wrong, just know I can't spell some English words so what makes you think I can spell Latin words? :)

#10 Offline Ant-nig321 - Posted January 2 2023 - 6:43 AM

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Not anymore,they died.the reason for the condensation is due to more moisture in the nest can't evaporate properly.it turns back to water.do you expose them to more heat recently?

#11 Offline AntsTopia - Posted January 2 2023 - 10:26 AM

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No theyve been at that same place the entire month.
If all humans worked to together like ants the world would be like…SO MUCH BETTER

Keeper of: Camponotus Flordanius, Pogonomyrmex Occidentalis, Tetramorium Sp. E, Camponotus Vicinus, Pheidole bicaranata, Solenopsis Invicta, Pogonomyrmex Rugosus, Colobis Impressa, Lasius brevicornis, Brachymermex Patagonius, Myrmcoctysus Mendax

If I got some species names wrong, just know I can't spell some English words so what makes you think I can spell Latin words? :)

#12 Offline Ant-nig321 - Posted January 2 2023 - 10:41 AM

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Any pic of them?

#13 Offline AntsTopia - Posted January 7 2023 - 11:59 AM

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Sorry my camera isn't charging and broke so I'll take a picture of them tommrow on my iPhone. I can't use my iphone right now because my friend's greedy little brother is on my phone playing games. (I hate his brother so muchhhhhh) Last time he used it I had to rip it out of his hands! The nerve of some kids these days, exactly why I don't want to have kids.
If all humans worked to together like ants the world would be like…SO MUCH BETTER

Keeper of: Camponotus Flordanius, Pogonomyrmex Occidentalis, Tetramorium Sp. E, Camponotus Vicinus, Pheidole bicaranata, Solenopsis Invicta, Pogonomyrmex Rugosus, Colobis Impressa, Lasius brevicornis, Brachymermex Patagonius, Myrmcoctysus Mendax

If I got some species names wrong, just know I can't spell some English words so what makes you think I can spell Latin words? :)





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